Re: [guide-user] adding AAVSO VSX data to Guide

navillus95472 Apr 17, 2016

It works!  That's exactly what I was after.

Thanks, Bill

---In, <pluto@...> wrote :

Hi Phil,

It ought to be possible, if you have the data file. It looks as if
AAVSO itself provides query access, but not just a full data file.
VizieR, however, does give you access to the data : (readme file) (ftp access to data)

Is this what you're trying to display?

If so, download the 'vsx.dat.gz' file from the ftp site. Direct
link is

(about 12 MBytes, expands to about 55 MBytes). Put 'vsx.dat' into
your Guide folder, along with this 'vsx.tdf' file :

VSX stars should appear. Click on one and click for 'more info',
and you'll get a link to the VSX page for that object.

-- Bill

On 2016-04-15 16:35, joeblow0@... [guide-user] wrote:
> I would like to add the AAVSO Variable Star Index database to Guide (if this is
> possible). Has anyone done this. If so, can someone tell me what I need to do?
> I'm also posting this question to one of the AAVSO forums.
> Phil